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History of Westport, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1835 - The first white settlers to the area were farming families, who called the area Green’s Farm. In 1835 the town incorporated and the name changed to Westport.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ westport/

  • 1854 - Westport
    Westport, a post-township in Fairfield co., Connecticut, on Long Island sound, intersected by the New York and New Haven rail road, 28 miles S. W....Read MORE...


  • News 1874 - ANOTHER FIRE IN WESTPORT
    Thursday morning, at half-past two o’clock, fire was discovered issuing from the large farm barn on the premises of Mr. Stephen H. Alden in Westport. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1886 - Seventy-Four Years Married
    WESTPORT, Ct., April 18. - Captain Alfred Taylor, of the Poplar Plains District, some two miles north of the town of Westport, is now in his 95th...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Westport
    West'port, a post-village in Westport township, Fair field co., Conn., on the Saugatuck River, about 10 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport, 3 miles N.E. of...Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Westport, a banking post-village in Westport township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on the Saugatuck River, about 10 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the ...Read MORE...


  • Westport, Connecticut, USA
    Trinity Church
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  • News 1912 - Train Wreck
    Another disastrous wreck on the New Haven Road was on Oct. 4, 1912, when the Boston Express was smashed at the Westport (Conn.) crossover, killing...Read MORE...


  • Westport, Connecticut, USA
    Church of the Assumption
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  • Westport, Connecticut, USA
    Sherwood Island State Park
    Westport, Connecticut
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  • News 1946 - ONE KILLED IN TRUCK BLAST.
    Westport, Conn. - (AP) - State police at Westport barracks said Thursday night a fireman was killed and "ten or twelve" others badly burned when a...Read MORE...




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  • 1835 - The first white settlers to the area were farming families, who called the area Green’s Farm. In 1835 the town incorporated and the name changed to Westport.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ westport/
  • 1854 - Westport
    Westport, a post-township in Fairfield co., Connecticut, on Long Island sound, intersected by the New York and New Haven rail road, 28 miles S. W.... Read MORE...

  • News  1874 - ANOTHER FIRE IN WESTPORT
    Thursday morning, at half-past two o’clock, fire was discovered issuing from the large farm barn on the premises of Mr. Stephen H. Alden in Westport. ... Read MORE...

  • News  1886 - Seventy-Four Years Married
    WESTPORT, Ct., April 18. - Captain Alfred Taylor, of the Poplar Plains District, some two miles north of the town of Westport, is now in his 95th... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Westport
    West'port, a post-village in Westport township, Fair field co., Conn., on the Saugatuck River, about 10 miles W.S.W. of Bridgeport, 3 miles N.E. of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Westport, a banking post-village in Westport township (town), Fairfield co., Conn., on the Saugatuck River, about 10 miles WSW. of Bridgeport, on the ... Read MORE...

  • News  1912 - Train Wreck
    Another disastrous wreck on the New Haven Road was on Oct. 4, 1912, when the Boston Express was smashed at the Westport (Conn.) crossover, killing... Read MORE...

  • News  1946 - ONE KILLED IN TRUCK BLAST.
    Westport, Conn. - (AP) - State police at Westport barracks said Thursday night a fireman was killed and "ten or twelve" others badly burned when a... Read MORE...

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